We provide on-site & virtual training for healthcare providers, educators, and community organizations throughout the United States.
Advancing Reproductive Health
More choice and control lead to better results! You can choose trainings from our in-person or virtual catalog, or customize a training that focuses on topics relevant to your team. Workshops can be held whenever it's most convenient for you.
Why choose Fact Forward?
Fact Forward has been conducting professional trainings for over 25 years, and is nationally recognized as a leader in evidence-based education. We train youth-serving professionals of all kinds, and we train the trainers who facilitate this type of work. By empowering professionals to feel confident in their interactions with young adults, we can ultimately help reduce teen pregnancy and STIs.
Just the facts:
95% of participants surveyed felt they could implement the learned skills 96% felt the training content would be useful to their work 100% would recommend a training to others
Workshops and Trainings
Five Hour Workshop
For parents, grandparents, foster parents, adults working with youth, and any healthcare professional
Every moment with a teen is precious! This interactive workshop is designed to help make those rare moments positive and beneficial for the teen. This is an excellent opportunity for teen-serving professionals to improve your communication skills so you never miss an opportunity to support adolescents’ healthy decisions.
#101Reproductive Health 101
One Day Workshop
For educators new to teaching sex education, anyone who wants a refresher on the basics of sexual and reproductive health, and health care professionals
Reproductive Health 101 provides the participant with a general overview core concepts related to reproductive health as it relates to teen pregnancy prevention in South Carolina. Topics covered include: reproductive anatomy and physiology, adolescent growth and development, HIV/STIs, contraceptive technology, and provides strategies for teaching comprehensive sexuality education that meet the standards set forth by the Comprehensive Health Education Act (CHEA).
#rootsRoots and Wings
Two Hour Workshop
For parents and trusted adults
Roots and Wings is a 2-hour parent education workshop led by trained facilitators designed to help parents and other trusted adults with conversations about love, sex, and relationships. After attending this training, facilitators will have the knowledge, skills, and resources to lead these workshops in their communities and organizations.
#foundationsFoundations: Core Skills Training for Sex Ed
For teachers and adults working with young people implementing an evidence-based program
Learn the Foundations model to implement high-quality sex education. Foundations aims to ensure that sex educators have the skills to effectively facilitate student learning, create safe and inclusive environments, and provide opportunities for skill-building and values exploration.
*option of additional 1-2 days addressing cultural proficiency, LBGTQ inclusion, common learning strategies and trauma-informed care
For healthcare professionals, social workers, counselors, teachers, nurses, youth-serving professionals, and students studying related fields.
Each year youth-serving professionals gather to learn new information, network, share ideas, and discuss successes and challenges regarding a variety of topics. The Summer Institute Conference is packed with innovative sessions, interactive presentations, and engaging speakers. Attendees are also eligible for continuing education units (CEUs).
Trainings for Health Professionals
Contraceptive Choice Counseling: Strategies for Adolescent Reproductive Health Counseling
For providers and health center staff who counsel teens
When providing healthcare to adolescents, individuals who gather information from teens about their sexual health history or provide contraceptive counseling have a unique opportunity. These providers can offer resources and information on the use of effective contraception to prevent unintended pregnancy.
Research shows that when overloaded with information, patients, especially teens, may use poor strategies to make decisions. A direct approach of talking to the adolescent patient has been shown to work better than other methods that provide too little or too much information.
This training draws from behavior theory and motivational interviewing techniques to build the skills of health center staff in supporting sexually active adolescents with their contraception choices and continuation.
Motivational Interviewing for Healthcare Professionals
For clinicians, health educators and others who provide contraceptive counseling to clients
If you’re a health professional wondering how you can make a bigger impact in preventing teen pregnancy, motivational interviewing may be exactly what you need to enhance your current efforts. Motivational interviewing techniques support autonomy and allow young people to take charge of their own health and well-being by collaborating with their health care provider to find the best solution. This interactive training presents an evidence-informed approach to build your capacity in providing effective contraceptive counseling to clients.
Outreach Strategies for Teens and Young Adults
Community health workers, health educators, social workers and outreach workers
This training is designed to increase the effectiveness of conducting outreach among hard-to-reach populations using an Enhanced Outreach model. This training will provide outreach workers with a wide array of activities that will teach them how to approach clients, gain their trust and help clients access needed services.
Quality Improvement Basics
Length of program varies
For any healthcare professional
Participants will learn the basics of implementing a quality improvement project. Topics include developing AIM statements, creating PDSA cycles, and measurement.
Revenue Cycle Management (RCM 101)
Four Hour Workshop
For patient financial services personnel
Receive an overview and core understanding of the entire revenue cycle management process, which serves a critical role in your healthcare organization’s success.
Teen Friendliness 101
Length of program varies
For any healthcare professional
Improve your knowledge of the key elements in teen-friendly health services environments. Making your environment and techniques more teen-friendly can help decrease no-shows, improve outcomes, and create a welcoming environment where teens feel comfortable asking difficult questions. We’ll help you identify ways your health clinic can become more teen-friendly using your current resources.
Contraceptive Leadership Summit
For any healthcare professional
The Contraceptive Leadership Summit is for healthcare professionals from across the state dedicated to improving their communities. The summit is designed to give insight into ways communities can improve the access and distribution of evidence-based contraceptive and reproductive healthcare services to young people. At this summit, healthcare leaders are able to learn from other experts in the field, share ideas, and most importantly, get resources to help ensure a healthy future for their communities.
“The entire training helps my organization with teaching our youth and adults about engaging in safe sexual activity as well as building confidence and esteem to those when needed.”
-Children’s Attention Home Employee
“Collaborating with others in the same line of work was refreshing and helpful because we could truly dissect issues relevant to our jobs and the teens we’re serving.”
-Thalia Manuelidis, Pendleton Place
“For me, this training serves dual roles – it helps me support facilitation as well as connect with the youth group at my organization. Using what I learned at this training, I can better relate to youth and I can adapt to work with youth or facilitators.”
-Hope Williams, Orangeburg-Calhoun-Allendale-Bamberg Community Action Agency, Inc.
As a first-time program coordinator and sole facilitator for sex education programming, I had an awesome experience at the training learning how to give teens the information, skills, and confidence they need to reduce their risk of HIV.
-Morgan Poole, MPH, Public Health Educator, Burlington, NC
“I love these trainings because of the enthusiasm of the trainers and being around like-minded people.”
-Halla Banafa – Pendleton Place
“As a predominantly physical education teacher, I was initially very nervous about teaching this subject – I wanted to meet the requirements, but I was afraid of talking about something I wasn’t supposed to. This training defines the dos and don’t’s with curriculum using interactive opportunities. After this training, I feel much more confident in teaching this subject.”
-Sekou Canty, Middle School Physical Education Teacher, Orangeburg School District 3
“As a prevention educator Fact Forward has given me numerous strategies to engage my different audiences. Not only have the strategies been in instructive but also a mindset change, how to open up the minds of others especially in relation to the LGBTQ+ community. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and flexible to work with. They truly have a heart and passion for sex education.”
-Stephanie Henderson, Education Coordinator Foothills Alliance